Arts | Tallinn Music Week
2-8 April 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia


A special programme of contemporary arts curated by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC). The gallery evening with extended opening hours called Tallinn Tuesday includes projects from both Estonian and international artists, group exhibitions and solo exhibitions. TMW Arts traditionally also presents public voting for future art stars.

Tallinn Tuesday
April 3rd, 2018

TMW Arts, organized by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC), will host a gallery evening called Tallinn Tuesday with a special programme and extended opening hours on April 3rd. Participating galleries are Gallery Positiiv, Okapi Gallery, EAA Gallery, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery and Vaal Gallery. The programme includes a variety of exhibitions introducing new projects by both Estonian and international artists and offers a great opportunity to learn more about the exhibitions, meet the gallerists and artists. In addition, there will be musical events at Gallery Positiiv and Okapi Gallery.

5 pm Gallery Positiiv (Roo 21a)
Andres Teiss’ exhibition “Being. Coming. Going”

Andres Teiss’ (EE) street photography exhibition “Being. Coming. Going” is on view at Gallery Positiiv. The artist, mainly know as a press photographer, describes his relationship to photography as follows: “Pictures from different moments of life have been following me my whole conscious life. Walking on the streets, I often see pictures around me, quite frequently I also think and talk in pictures and through pictures. Maybe it is my way to cope with the surrounding chaos”.

During Tallinn Tuesday, there will be a sound installation by Taavi Tulev at the gallery.

6 pm Okapi Gallery (Niguliste 2)
Anonymus Boh’s & Taje Tross’ exhibition “Multiverse Realities”

The joint exhibition by Anonymus Boh and Taje Tross shows large-scale photographic panoramas from the series “Multiverse realities”. The works in the series are a combination of digital and silk screen printing, the works address the subcultures and communities that parallel the mainstream of our society, and the aims and behavioural patterns of which create a basis for completely new communities – fighters, amazons, women as future leaders, changed world order, rebirth on apocalyptic fields.

During Tallinn Tuesday, there will be a live show at the gallery by Finnish alternative musician Risto Puurunen.

7 pm EAA Gallery (Freedom square 6/8)
Anna Slamova’s & Marek Delong’s exhibition “Sticky Moment”

“I’m just so anxious, it’s never going to stop, I’m sure about that. I can’t stop staring at it, constantly touching it, is this right, do I follow what is supposed to be followed? There are parts of me falling apart, please help me. Help me to hold it together, I’m highly uncertain, just show me your love…”

Anna Slamova (CZ), active in Stockholm, and Marek Delong (CZ), based in Prague, have been collaborating since 2016. The works of the duo mainly address different emotional expressions and their acceptability in art.

During Tallinn Tuesday, EAA gallerist Keiu Krikmann will introduce the exhibition.

8 pm Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Lastekodu 1)
International group exhibition “Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation”, curator Margot Samel

The exhibition “Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation” explores the language of cartoons in the context of contemporary art trends and trans-media identity policy. Since the 20th-century futurists and dadaists, several generations of artists have used the comic book as a gesture of social critique and this also applies to the present moment. The exhibition is curated by Margot Samel, participating artists are Rhys Coren (GB), Jonathan Ehrenberg (US), Ella Kruglyanskaya (LV), Kris Lemsalu (EE), Priit Pärn (EE), Emily Mae Smith (US) and Ken Tisa (US).

During Tallinn Tuesday, Lilian Hiob from Temnikova & Kasela Gallery will introduce the exhibition.

“Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation”, curator Margot Samel

On Friday, April 6 from 16.15 until 18.15 there will be live performances  involving situational practice at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery by three artful musical mavericks from TMW 2018 lineup – Kaukolampi (FI), Aleksei Taruts (RU), and Mart Avi (EE).


9 pm Vaal Gallery (Tartu road 80d)
Mauri Gross’ exhibition “Mercy”

“Mercy” is painter Mauri Gross’ (EE) second solo exhibition at Vaal Gallery. The artist describes the exhibition and the title as follows: “The word mercy is so all-embracing that talking about it would take the force from it – the fig leaf falls from the loins and the remaining does not matter. Rather, the focus should be on fine-tuning, to support the inner monologue of the exhibition and to get a visual experience through minimalism and the overly narrative title”.

During Tallinn Tuesday, the artist will be present and there will be a guided tour of the exhibition.

Friday, April 6th

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery City Stage
(Lastekodu 1)

16:15 Kaukolampi (FI)
17:00 Aleksei Taruts (RU)
17:45 Mart Avi (EE)

Gallery City Stage concert is free of charge.


Estonian art Future Talents contest
March 26th – April 6th, 2018

TMW Arts holds an Estonian art Future Talents contest during which everyone can get acquainted with the young talented artists and choose their favourite through the contemporary art platform NOAR. The voting is open from March 27th to April 6th, 2018. A selection of the works in the competition will be exhibited on the walls of Anno restaurant, located in Loomelootsik (Poldri 3, Tallinn), where the winner will be announced on April 7th as part of TMW.

The competition is organized jointly by the Estonian Academy of Arts and contemporary art platform NOAR with the aim to introduce our young artists and their current practice to a wider audience. This year, the focus is on more traditional techniques, namely painting and graphic art. A total of 46 works by 17 young artists are taking part of the competition.

Szymon Kula’s (PL) mural opening
April 7th at 3 pm

Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi 60A-A1)

Opening of Szymon Kula’s (Narva Art Residency) mural “NARcissism” at Telliskivi Creative City, A1-building

Narva Art Residency presents a large scale mural on the wall of the Telliskivi Creative City. The mural is inspired by Kreenholm textile factory as a society, its products and creators. The author of “NARcissism” is a former resident of the Narva Art Residency Szymon Kula.

The opening takes place on Saturday, April 7th at 3 pm and is followed by an arts-themed open discussion.

TMW talk “(Street)art and culture transforming Narva
April 7th at 3.30 pm

Telliskivi Loomelinnak, Pudel Bar II floor (Telliskivi 60A-B)

The talk will follow the opening of the mural NARcissism by Narva Art Residency at Telliskivi Creative City.

Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Director of Narva Art Residency
Ivan Sergejev, City architect of Narva
Maris Hellrand, International communications at TMW and Station Narva
Salme Kulmar, coordinator of Tartu Art Residency and activist of Rural Urban Art